Client Reviews and Testimonials

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melissa R Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida | September 06 2023
If it were not For Luis I don't know what I would have done. After 2 and a half years of trying EVERYTHING (including other trainers), Luis managed to fix all of my problems within a couple of hours. Kaipo (pitbull mix) used to rush through doorways, bark and cry for everything, pull so hard for every walk I would get injured, and have anxiety aggression towards other dogs. Going on walks with Kaipo became so anxiety inducing and physically painful that it became intolerable and I eventually had to stop walking him altogether. He would bark, scream and pull whenever he would see another dog, and Luis was able to fix it all. I know it is hard trusting reviews, especially since I know a lot of companies make fake ones or whatever, but I am saying this wholeheartedly that Kai's behavior would be so bad that I would cry to myself at times, and now he's a completely different dog. Thank you so so so much! Please, if you have any inclination that your life might be better with training, do it. You don't know how much you'll appreciate it. Kai is now a dog that I can leave the house with, without fear. He's finally behaving like the good boy I've always known him to be. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Luis : Thank you so much for your review. You honor me with your kind words. I appreciate it.
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Kathy M Henrico, Henrico, Virginia | September 06 2023
I highly recommend Kyle! It was a wonderful experience! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Jumping up, Pulling
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Darren M Concord, Contra Costa, California | September 06 2023
My wife and I grew up with dogs and for the most part, simple training (house breaking, general responsiveness) worked just fine. However, we quickly realized that was not going to be the case when we adopted our good boy, Gus, from ARF when he was 1 year and 3 months. Gus is a Pitbull/Mastiff/Terrier and is much more active and athletic than any other we have had. Gus has high prey drive, extremely curious, stubborn and independent, highly active and a bit destructive, and took some time to learn his new name (previously Catamaran and prior to that a number) Given all this, we felt it necessary to call in help and it could not have been a better decision - Dan and the BarkBuster principals are a game changer. There is no magic bullet and Dan made that very clear - it is on every Dog Parent to DO THE WORK! However, with the the tools, knowledge and routines Dan has given us, Gus is able to have more freedom to explore and we are more confident in introducing him to new experiences, places, people and other dogs. He went from absolutely ignoring me any time we went outside to a (developing) off leash dog who is hiking right at my side and extremely attentive to the core commands (Wait, No, Come and Heel). He went from not knowing how to play with other dogs and respect boundaries, to being best friends with a Dachshund and part of a pack. When we first told people how much we were paying for training they thought we were crazy. However, these are now the same people commenting on what a good boy Gus is and how calm and attentive he is. Some dogs can afford to be untrained (we have had them our whole lives). Gus was not one of them. And we felt we owed it to Gus and ourselves to call in help and we are so grateful we did. Thank you, Dan, for giving us the confidence, tools and knowledge to live our best life. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Hyperactivity, Pulling, Puppy management, Recall
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Robert H Midlothian, Texas | September 06 2023
Amber was very professional. Would recommend her to anyone. You can tell she is very knowledgeable. Permalink
Trainer note from Amber : You did fantastic! Ginger will keep improving as long as you stay consistent! Keep it up!
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Rachel H Midlothian, Texas | September 06 2023
Saw immediate improvement with Coco's barking at door and with the ball. Permalink
Trainer note from Amber : Coco is such an awesome pup! Keep up the good work!
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Debra S Staten Island, New York | September 06 2023
The training was extremely helpful for both of us and Elsa. Noticed improvements almost immediately. Rob was very informative and answered all questions we had. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall
Trainer note from Robert : It was my pleasure :)
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Dina B Fairfield, Connecticut | September 05 2023
We needed help training our puppy who has a mind of his own. Michael came and immediately began training the whole family. Our dog responded the first time meeting him. He is teaching us how to set expectations with our dog and has been very patient with us. We quickly learned how to establish boundaries while enjoying our dog. We are very thankful to Michael. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Digging, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Michael : Thank you Dina!
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Susan P Richmond, Henrico, Virginia | September 03 2023
Kyle has been amazing with training our puppy (or actually training us) to understand and interact with Buie so that we understand each other. We are much slower learners than our dog but the changes have been significant. Puppy nipping has reduced considerably and his walking on leash, waiting, and behavior with others is great for a 5 month old. Kyle’s suggestions and demonstrations have made a difference. He has also adapted some training tips so that we are more able to implement them. His willingness to answer calls and emails has helped in between visits. Having him come to our home and work with us in our environment was a great decision and well worth the investment. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Jumping up, Puppy management, Separation anxiety, Toileting
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Madison & Brendan B Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire | September 02 2023
We were so frustrated with our pup’s barking and pulling and kept taking training courses that didn’t seem to help at all! Mariah gave us the tools we’ve been searching for and we saw incredible improvement in the very first training session!! It has made a world of difference being able to communicate with our dog on her level and address the underlying causes of her barking and pulling. Truly this training was worth every penny. Having a lifetime guarantee is such a huge relief and source of support as we work to help our dog be happier, calmer, and more comfortable, resulting in less barking and pulling. We would highly recommend Mariah and BarkBusters for all your training needs and for guidance that allows you to work with your dog to make your relationship stronger and communication better! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Pulling
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Courtney M Pflugerville, Travis, Texas | September 02 2023
After our first session with Damon, we started seeing immediate results with the way our dog was responding to us. He was no longer jumping on me, not being as demanding, and his demeanor began changing within a week. It was clear we were quickly “moving up in the pack.” This is a totally different approach than our previous training experience, and this program actually works without treats or shock collars. Damon took his time explaining & delivering so much information about the relationship between dogs and humans. He was very patient in answering all my questions and willing to discuss all the different scenarios that I could come up with. He has also been extremely responsive to all my emails with follow-up questions. It is clear that Damon truly wants the best for us and our pup. We will continue our homework regimen and look forward to working through leash training & car ride anxiety in the future. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Recall, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Damon : Sweet dog and engaged people. This is perfect! I so look forward to continuing with their training and watching them grow together!